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Little Feat Live at Ebbet's Field on 1973-07-19

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Little Feat Live at Ebbet's Field on 1973-07-19

Topics Live concert

Hamburger Midnight
Got No Shadow
On Your Way Down
Walkin' all Night
Two Trains
Cold, Cold, Cold
Dixie Chicken
Tripe Face Boogie
Fat Man In The Bathtub

A Apolitical Blues
Two Trains
Got No Shadow
The Fan
Texas Rose Cafe
Snakes On Everything
Cat Fever
Walkin' All Night
Sailin' Shoes
Dixie Chicken
Tripe Face Boogie

6 - Willin'
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
9 - Tripe Face Boogie
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
12 - A Apolitical Blues
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
13 - Two Trains
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
14 - Got No Shadow
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
15 - The Fan
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
16 - Texas Rose Cafe
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
20 - Sailin Shoes
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
Collection LittleFeat
Band/Artist Little Feat
Venue Ebbet's Field
Location Denver, CO

Source Fm
Taped by
Transferred by


This is the boot "Snakes on Everything"


Reviewer: ZooCityAngler - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 4, 2014
Subject: Fantastic!
RIP Lowell. Always missed.
Reviewer: t43700 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 2, 2014
Subject: Still Floored
One of my all-time favorite shows from one of my all-time favorite bands.
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 2, 2013
Subject: -
Brilliant! Not many good Feat recordings around. This is beyond good.
Reviewer: laptap3r - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 17, 2010
Subject: Thanks for the upload
I just started transferring this show from a friend's DAT - now I can move on to other shows while I download this one. Thanks!

Also, it is an indisputable fact that there has never been a band - and I say this as a hardcore Deadhead with nearly thirty years on the bus - that could measure up to Lowell George Feat when they were at the top of their game. Thanks again!
Reviewer: XR4TI - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 16, 2008
Subject: Show recorded by pro's
This show was profesionaly recorded by a local Denver company called Listen Up. They have a series of discs called Live From Ebbets Field that cover the four year history of the club owned by legendary concert promoter Chuck Morris.
Reviewer: Jania - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 25, 2008
Subject: Ebbets Field
I am skeptical of 5 star reviews, but here is a show (apparently two sets, since several songs repeat) that definitely merits the top score.

I'm a big fan of the 1973 and (especially) 1974 Feat Ultra Sonic recordings (also on Internet Archive) both for performance and sound quality (recorded live in a radio studio to reel-to-reel). These Ebbets Field recordings are definitely challengers in both categories.

If someone recorded these shows in 1973 off of FM radio, they definitely had a top-notch tuner and reel-to-reel tape recorder. But I'm wondering if these weren't "pre-FM tapes" because the quality is superb and the noise levels quite low. In addition, the tuning, stage comments, and repeated songs are all included. The link listed below is to a description of the venue and the recordings, and suggests these really were professional recordings at the venue. The crowd noise, comments (including banter with the band) and ambience add character to the show.

The performances are, as I am discovering as I explore the many shows on Internet Archive, typically outstanding for mid-70's Little Feat. Most of the songs are from LF's typical stage shows for the time, but "Snakes on Everything" adds an interesting (and not overlong) jam and "Texas Rose Cafe" is another song I don't see popping up on other recordings.

I am increasingly sorry I was a bit too young (and mainstream in my tastes) to catch this band live in 70's, especially since I come from DC, a stronghold for the band, in part due to the airplay from the fantastic WHFS, whose DJ Cerph introduces the band on the "Waiting for Columbus" live CD recorded at George Washington Univ's Lisner Auditorium. Both Cerph and Lisner are still going strong today in DC. For the songs repeated on the two discs (perhaps the come from two distinct sets) it is interesting to hear the variatons.

Doing a little exploring, I found this link,, which says that "Ebbets Field" was really a small club in an office building. And they professionally recorded a lot of shows, some of which have apparently been released piecemeal on CD.

If you want to compare some great shows, here is the 1974 Ultra Sonic show, of which there are two copies on the Archive. Here is the one I downloaded in 2004 or so, and the quality is exceptional:

This one has an extra three tracks -- but the sound quality isn't as good so you might just download the last three and add them to a download of the recording at the links above:

Thanks to those who posted these fantastic shows!
Reviewer: TomPo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 15, 2008
Subject: Is corrected version available ?
nevsmith, you mention having corrected relative phase and other problems. Is the corrected version available ? I could probably hack one together myself, but uploading your's would be great for
everyone, I think.

Thanks for the consideration, and the pointer to
other favorite shows,
Reviewer: nevsmith - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 7, 2008
Subject: glitches
There's a couple of small glitches in 'Cold Cold Cold' at 1:31 and 3:48, the sound 'jumps' because a bit of audio has been cut. There is another version of this gig on the archive, with the (wrong) running order that is on the 'Late Night Truckstop' bootleg; that also has some handy artwork, but the sound is slightly inferior...but 'Cold Cold Cold' is intact. If you have the knowhow to cut and paste the missing fragments from one version to the other, note that the tracks are reversed (L&R) and phase-reversed compared to each other.
Crackin' stuff though. Check out two other excellent shows on here that were bootlegged ...3-20-73 (Aurora Backseat) and 9-14-74 (Electrif Lycanthrope)
Reviewer: emilindrac - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 16, 2006
Subject: What's Wrong With the 57% who don't download this ?!
This is incredible-Little Feat at their best. Funky and Soulful.
This version of "On Your Way Down" gives me goosebumps.
Truly,truly, amazing, much kudos to whoever uploaded this gem!!
Oh my Yesssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewer: bondseye - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 20, 2006
Subject: My New Crush
I'm new to this forum - but upon much advice, I listened to the Ultra Sonic recording, and I respectfully differ - I really prefer this show to that. The "Two Trains" and "Willin" are way past 10. I feel like Lowell is sitting next to me on "Two Trains" What an awesome recording and it makes for some great dancin music. Wow!!! I'm playing this at my next party FOR SURE!
Reviewer: St.Stephen71 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 18, 2006
Subject: Im startin to love this band
this band is like southern funk Rock n roll at its best, amazing recording and show
Reviewer: jamart - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 11, 2006
Subject: '73 wow !
These guys did, do, and will continue to rock. They always amaze me. Just a great show from over 30 years ago. There is some fuzziness to the sound at times, but nothing to keep you from listening and enjoying. I'm still going with 5 stars despite some minor issues.

Thanks archive !
Reviewer: Net hick - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 17, 2006
Subject: Nothing like a real piano
The whole band smokes but Payne's piano is on fire and clear as it gets. Great show - excellent quality.
Reviewer: hyperboy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 29, 2005
Subject: Great stuff!
I love Little Feat and this is f-ing great shit. What a kick ass set that was aired on FM Denver radio. I wouldn't be born until a year later. Amazing!
Reviewer: capn doubledose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 14, 2005
Subject: Great Show
This has great sound quality and while I prefer the Shrine for it's longer jams this is very good.
Reviewer: wilson369 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 22, 2005
Subject: NOICE
if you like little feat, you will like this show. killer fat man and cold cold cold
Reviewer: TheSongIsOver - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 22, 2005
Subject: So Funky
This is a great radio broadcast of the show. They are so funky always and are great tonight. Listen to all the banter between songs and in Willin'. Great show.
Reviewer: spooksgroove - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 5, 2005
Subject: geat show
just downloaded it and it absoluetly rocks. the last three songs alone are worth 5 stars.
Reviewer: St Lamvinus - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 4, 2005
Subject: Late night truck stop!
This recording turns out to be the quickly deleted Late Night Truck Stop.
Now why delete such a rockin' good album?
Reviewer: drewkinney - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 16, 2005
Subject: rock-n-roll-boogie
I recently listened to these shows while designing some book covers and it gave me a renewed appreciation for Little Feat. It has a visceral 'boogie on down with us' vibe that really smokes.

Listen to the piano banging during the Chicken intros.
Reviewer: duck man - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 4, 2004
Subject: vintage feat
Absolutely fab quality. Although I still prefer the warmth of the Ultrasonic sessions (and of course, Lowell's mixing skills on these two legendary Hempstead sessions). IMHO The performance is a tad behind these two WLIR broadcasts too, but hey ...we are nitpicking here. The 1973-1976 era live Little Feat is unsurpassed, by any standards.
BTW is there someone out there who has pics of the band performing at Ultrasonic studio's ?
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